Insect pest proteomics and its potential application in pest control management

Mehdi Dastranj, Javad Gharechahi, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh*

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Proteomics has been considered as a high-throughput approach for large-scale analysis of proteins particularly their structures and functions. Thanks to the recent advances in mass spectrometry for protein identification, entomologists have greatly benefited from proteomics to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind insect feeding, diapause, metamorphosis, vitellogenesis, embryogenesis, etc. This capability is particularly exploited for the development of novel bio-pesticides in which identification of new target molecules is considered critical. Genome annotation and phylogenetic studies are the other entomological applications of proteomics. Current mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategies have enabled researchers to reproducibly, accurately, quantitatively, and comprehensively survey on proteome content from cells and tissues to whole body of an organism. Here, proteomics development in diverse insect pests and its potential application in insect pest management have been reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgricultural proteomics volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationenvironmental stresses
EditorsGhasem Hosseini Salekdeh
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319432786
ISBN (Print)9783319432762
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Proteomics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Insect pest management
  • Gene discovery
  • Bio-rational pesticides

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    Dastranj, M., Gharechahi, J., & Salekdeh, G. H. (2016). Insect pest proteomics and its potential application in pest control management. In G. H. Salekdeh (Ed.), Agricultural proteomics volume 2: environmental stresses (pp. 267-287). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature.